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. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. >> we'll hock the person to buy our bread. if you believe the headlines, then we're sunk. greece downgraded deeper into junk. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.n >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: much of the world paused today to observe christmas. the day brought all the traditional rites of faith for christians and a new urgency to calls for calm in the troubled corners of the globe. thousands of the faithful greeted pope benedict xvi today at his cal bony overlooking st. peter's square. in that timeless setting,
corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: the election commission in egypt confirmed today the new constitution won nearly 64% of the vote in a referendum. the panel also reported turnout was just a third of the country's 52 million registered voters. president mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood backed the draft constitution. opponents warned it paves the way for islamic rule and curbs on civil liberties. the six persian gulf arab nations demanded an end to what they called iranian interference. they issued a statement today at the end of the gulf cooperation council's annual summit. the statement gave no details. the six u.s. allied countries, also called for swift international action to end the bloodshed in syria. in central asia, a military plane crashed early this morning in kazakhstan killing 27 people including the country's head of border security. the russian-made aircraft went down near a so
. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we look at this first cabinet change for the president's second term with david ignatius of the "washington post" and journalist and author james mann. >> woodruff: then, we turn back to the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, as more victims are laid to rest one week after the shootings. >> brown: speaking out for the first time since the massacre, the nra's wayne lapierre rejects calls for new limits on guns. >> i asked congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> woodruff: and ray suarez talks to mark glaze, director of the pro-gun control advocacy group mayors against illegal guns. >> brown: plus, we hear from high school students from across the country, and gwen ifill talks with secretary of education arne duncan. >> schools have been forever the safe haven, often safest places in the community. and we need to continue to do everything in our power to make sure that they are. >> woodruff: kwame holman updates washington's
. >> brown: plus, we hear from high school students from across the country, and gwen ifill talks with secretary of education arne duncan. >> schools have been forever the safe haven, often safest places in the community. and we need to continue to do everything in our power to make sure that they are. >> woodruff: kwame holman updates washington's spending and tax stalemate after house republicans decide not to follow the leader. >> brown: and mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >>
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama and congressional leaders met face to face for the first time in weeks, in a last-ditch effort to avert the fiscal cliff. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the "newshour" tonight, we have the latest on the chances for a breakthrough-- just four days before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts hit. >> brown: then, we turn to india. ray suarez looks at the violent protests and public anger sparked by the gang rape of a young woman. >> warner: john merrow has the story of a group of california charter schools that aim to be the model-ts of education. >> america has lots of terrific schools. people open great schools every year, but they typically open just one. nobody has figured out how to mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's
mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the final weekend has now arrived before the fiscal cliff hits on new year's day and with it, more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts. in a last bid for a deal, president obama stated his terms face-to-face to top republicans and democrats. >> congressional leaders arr
, the focus is shifting to his potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering
come within the exclusive heather brown bread he insisted on buying them. he said they tasted better, which was to my mind nonsense. proper bread was white and please placed in tasted like almost nothing. [laughter] that was the point. the driver of the police car got out, open the door and told me to get in. my father rode up front with the driver. the police covered slowly down the lane. bolinas unpaved back then, just wide enough for one car at a time from a, precipitous bumpy with the whole thing prodded by farm equipment and rain and time. these kids think it's funny to steal a car, drive a car and hit the internet. >> i'm just glad it was fun so fast that my father. pastorius mall grow with with hair so ponder this almost white and red, red cheeks stared at us as we went past. i hope my piece of toast on my lap. funny than leaving it down here said the policemen because it's a long walk back to anywhere from here. we passed a bend in the lane and saw the way to many over the side in front of the gate leading into a field, tires sunk deep in the brown eyed. we showed passed it,
's deputy police commissioner, paul brown who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there, the biggest bang for the block. new recruits coming out of the police academy, they all went there. they al
in the administration of then-mayor willy brown. and general myat and i were talking about putting together a table top exercise and in came from some exercises from the marine corps and barry newman was a very energetic officer in the marine corps. he has gone over to afghanistan, i went over and saw him there, he was attached to the kabul police chief. i think he's going to have some interesting perspectives about working in the police department in a war zone. lieutenant commander patricia serrano, her assignments have been varied includes working as a immediate vaek core man, a legal clerk and a tqm instructor. she completed a 7-month deployment. captain mike napolitano is serving with the navy's expedition training group. while deployed in 2004, he spearheaded maritime patrol relief efforts toing the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, as well as numerous theater cooperation efforts throughout the pacific and in 2009 captain napolitano reported as commanding officer of the expeditionary training group. this is a fabulous panel and i know you're going to appreciate what they have to say. rear admira
." >> christmas is snoopy. charlie brown >> christmas fun from harding academy. a little lip syncing. different rooms in the school, chemistry labs, the gym. it's kind of one of those cool one-shot deals. this one is going viral. one of the cool things about this video, they really did this in about an hour. >> i'm sure the planning weren't on for longer than that. to do it in an hour, that's amazing. >> my favorite part, a student singing sandy williams, the most wonderful time of the year. ♪ the most wonderful time of the year ♪ >> he was actually on season ten of "american idol." that's jalen harris. >> he should have just sang himself. >> you can see they just had so much fun. the guy whose idea it was adam gillespie. the local news program did a story. >> it made me smile. >> the guy on the video. >> we would line up with our friends in the hallway and wait for the camera and wave. >> figure out who the elf is and who that character is from and what movie that is. >> a nice little hello to christmas movies. >> i like it. ♪ it's the most wonderful time ♪ ♪ of the year. >> you'd th
scott brown who lost his seat to elizabeth warren in the november elections. >>> thank you so much for watching "state of the union." have a safe holiday season. i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for extras. for all of us at state of the union, again, we want to wish you a merry christmas and happy holiday season. fareed zakaria "gps" is next for our viewers here in the united states. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. on the show today, we'll move past the fiscal cliff and talk about the real challenges to the economy. i will talk to the chief economic adviser of the romney campaign and president obama's former budget czar peter orzack, among others. >>> also, let me tell you about the biggest success story in latin america. it's not brazil. much closer to home. then, as the world watches the arab world struggle with democracy, we'll take a look at the problem from an unusual perspective, upside down. how does a country turn away from democracy as eastern europe did 50
this because they can get away with it. >> reporter: marvin brown is a professor of business ethics and author of a book called "corporate integrity." he says changing the culture goes beyond putting an executive on paid leave. >> what these events tell us is the kind of world that's being created by the people managing the port of oakland. report as for lawrence duncan -- mr. duncan that is eric rasmussen. we tried to reach him directly for his explanation. we're still waiting for a response. >> we are outraged. the media has exposed what we've known all along. >> what we uncovered set off a series of protest of oakland workers. workers were furious. our report put the report top officials and its board on defensive and launch a series of external and internal investigations. the port commission placed director on administrative leave. as our investigation continued, we discovered it was more than oakland port officials visiting that same private room karaoke bar. some oakland police made repeated visits to that same place. here again eric rasmussen raising question about what police officers
brown follower. i think he's a little different, in my book, but that tweet he sent where the president made the gop a deal and he was jumping on a plane and all of a sudden the white house denied it's true and now we see that the house of representatives, for no apparent tangible reason, going to be back in session on sunday, i personally think scott brown tweeted something he wasn't supposed to. i think there is movement there, and i think maybe his tweet offers us a clue, even though nobody want to acknowledge the characters in kabuki theser. >> isn't that interesting. andrew, it all comes as the volatility index, the fear indicator in the market has been rising. we were back in yellow black territory, above 20 for the first time since july. which would mean that the market was actually getting sweaty palms here, don't you think? >> yeah. it's getting pretty chaotic. the interesting thing to me is you look at the volume. the volume is extremely low. look at a stock like apple. shares 20 million shares in a day. today half the volume. traded 10 million shares. came out and said the ho
and as it continues some showers wrapping are browne around withs could be degreasing for the afternoon. here is what we can expect. it decreasing-- clouds however the coast could see one-inch of rainfall in certain areas. as for temperatures? there could be a cold blast of cold air. locally, precipitation at 3,000 ft.. but we could see some light dusting of snowfall of the local hills. temperatures tomorrow are going to be chilly but not quite as cold. still in the 30's in napa, fairfield, livermore, and also when half moon bay appeared and not that bad in half moon bay. but we could see clearer skies tomorrow. as for your extended forecast, we are going to see dry conditions tomorrow. also on sunday with temperatures increasing a bit. the chance of rainfall on monday for the north bay just a slight chance. clouds will increase but drier on tuesday but the rainfall will return wednesday and thursday >> jacqueline: catherine? >> catherine: there is some developing news with the coast guard got a call of two swimmers getting in trouble near the north tower of the golden cleat. you are looking at the s
.") (nats) ii's thee superstar relationship that has holllwood asking "are they or arennt they?" chris brown, who beaa his then-giilfriend rihanna in 2000, said in october that he's rrnewed his friendship with the singgr. friends?" song collaboratioos and vague tweets from rihanna have suggested otherwise. guessing, aad they don't want with their relltionship to anyone in the world." "the jacksons, their family drama is turning into one ig for the jjckson family lastt summer as michael jackson's teenage daughter, aris, katherine jackssn, was missing p- foocing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kiis. "katterine jackson, she's back home,,she saas she wasn'ttkidnapped.. michael's siblings dissuted the claims, saying their mother was resting in arizona under doctor's orders. a judge later ressored katherine aa permanent guardiannof miccael's childree. (nats: "glitzy's tearing up my paatt, mama.") whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasuree. audiinces couldn't turn away from t-l-c's hit reality show, "here comes honey boo boo," about a child beauty pageant contesttnt aa
. it is a great product. tina brown is one of the legends of the industry right now and if anybody can figure out how to do this transition from the print advertising model to a tablet, internet, online model, it is going to be tina brown. she has had one of the greatest careers you can ask for in journalism and i trust her leadership as she looks to steer the next phase. host: how often do you post? guest: usually twice, three times a week, sometimes more. i have a lot of flexibility. i have a great editor who worked with me sometimes. we go back and forth. it is pretty good. they generally have asked me -- i do not have to deal with commodity news unless it is a huge breaking story. the idea that they want me to get scoops and unique angles. that can be at times a real challenge but it is also a very rewarding approached. host: here is arlington on are democrats' line. caller: hello. i believe in all honesty. i am a democrat. the four people killed is hurting the bed and is disgraceful as a democrat. i see no end to this in washington. maybe there is no come back from it. i want to know what yo
two nights before it would most likely be packed and negative brown bag for a traveling businessman. past the white church spires they would fall toward the west and the temperature began to drop. the towns of western massachusetts were known for the long winter in this was not an exception. there was still snow on the ground in patches. and was miles from any weather. the tracks were clear and was wrapped of a winding down the most rewarding business trip he ever had. he was hailed as a pioneer in the field he was so successful he was highlighted in the papers and the industry considered to be the most exciting in america. the store was filled with activity just hiring a new sales and named fred warner. and getting ready to expand it again. especially ribbons that were the rage. he already had the requisite to and hands and even hired a local architect to design a few within eight tenements to house the employees he planned on hiring. but something else was on his mind. friday, that may 15, 1874. the 18th wedding anniversary and hid in and protected there was of build the line to b
. le brown james, dwyane wade and the miami heat hosting kevin durant and the oklahoma city thunder, a rematch of the nba finals. second quarter, james he'll show off his power with the rebound putback slam. he finally picked up foul. unbelievably his first one in five games. durant baseline with the floater and foul. 33 for durrestaurant and dwyane wade to -- for durant and dwyane wade, jam, one-handed slam. 91-86, heat and james to bosh inside. 98-95 at that juncture. heat win 103-97. it's the fifth straight heat win over the thunder going back to june's nba finals. >>> the lakers, they are finally starting to heat up and kobe bryant playing on christmas day for the 16th time in his 17 seasons. lakers hosting carmelo anthony aned new york knicks. look at kobe go. back door, the reverse layup. kobe had 34 points his ninth straight game with 30 or more. knicks go on a 15-5 run to open the third. anthony with downtown, p 'melo matched kobe bryant about 34 himself. pau gasol, he's been is -- he's been called so, he throws down the exclamation point. lickers -- lakers win. they even th
. the brown and the gray. what are the differences between them and how are they clashing now that we get closer and closer to the fiscal cliff? >> the brown and the gray is a phrase i've been using for the last few years to describe the two giant generations that will shape american life in the coming decades. the brown is the millennial, the most diverse in american history. over 40% nonwhite. the gray is the aging baby boom which is joining the silent generation in a huge senior cohort that is 80% white. and they have very different political inclinations, preferences and different interests at stake in the fiscal cliff and budget negotiations. on the one hand, taxes verse spending and so does the kind of spending. discretionary spending mostly investments in the future. entitlement spending mostly income security for the older generation. >> so who benefits if we do cross the fiscal cliff? >> i think there is no question that getting the debt and deficit under control is in the interests of younger generations so they are not saddled with debt solely for our current consumption. but h
be a ballooning tax bill for us. >>> chris brown and rihanna keeping people guessing about the next step in their lives. >>> war has started. and we are hopelessly outgunned. >> oh, i love that movie. we are going back to the movies big time. "usa today" reports box office ticket sales are heading toward an all-time high, breaking 2009's record. hollywood's take has been boosted by some blockbusters including "the avengers." according to boxofficemojo.com "the avengers" took in more than $623 million over a five-month period. woo! tom cruise is big at the box office but he made it into the year's top entertainment stories for something he did off screen and you probably know what that is. here's nischell turner with our rundown. >> reporter: catchy dance tunes, celebrity tunes and the tragic death of a singing icon, a few of the topics that had people talking. here's the look at the top ten stories from 2012. ♪ call me maybe >> reporter: the viral sensation "call me maybe" it earned countless re-enactments, like this video posted by the u.s. olympic swim team. the force is strong with
randolph, silverman, and brown where they have essentially said, thanks a lot of a supreme court, for dumping this burden on us. you said that liberty and security, it's easy to balance these things. now, go forth to do it. we will give you any of the underlying standards. we are sure you can work it out as you go along. you can see why they are little bit upset about that. one of the biggest surprises to me actually of this presence of restoration is how closely the obama of lustration is skewed to the bush of the illustrations cover terrorism policies. i think a lot of that dynamic is what goes on, you come in and assume an office and seven realized that the responsibility of keeping the american people live and say it is now on your shoulders. and it's very easy when you're sitting back to armchair quarterback the decisions of a previous set restoration here and there, but when you're sitting in the chair and realizing you are responsible and that is what these judges are essentially saying. thank you for making as is possible for having to go in and in detail figure out and e
're saying it's better than this one? >> yours has a charlie brown aspect to it. >> i think it needs me. >> what patrick needs and has is a kinky christmas tree as well as a nice plump regular one with a star that grazes the ceiling rather than pierces it. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> ho, ho, ho. >>> the great french writer albert camus said life is a sum of all your choices. we are all defined by the decisions we make every day. we make hundreds of them. paper or plastic, chicken or fish. most are mundane and require little thought, but others are agonizing, often life-altering. then there are the decisions made by leaders. some of which have changed the course of history -- for better and some for worse. july 1776, the american founding fathers' decision to declare independence. january 1863, abraham lincoln's decision to emancipate all persons held as slaves. june 1941, adolph hitler's decision to invade the soviet union. august 1945, president truman's decision to use an atomic bomb against japan. tonight we'll examine the process of making a tough decision. we'll hear about major
relationship that has people asking are they or aren't they? chris brown has renewed his friendship with the singer. but is it more than just friends? song tweets from rihanna suggested otherwise. >> they want to keep everybody guessing and don't want to explain it to anyone in the world. >> the jackson family. >> reporter: more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenager daughter, paris, announced on twitter that her grandmother was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship. >> she says she was not kidnapped. >> reporter: michael's siblings were disputing the claim, saying the mother was resting on doctor's orders. >> tearing up my pants, mama. >> reporter: whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pleasure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show, here comes honey boo boo, about a child and her family. rapper psy had a catchy gangnam style song. the trademark dance shattered records on line, becoming the number one watched video on youtube, with more than 970 million views. but his new found fame was not without controversy. his
would most likely be packed in a box or brown bag, just a few per funk ri rituals for a traveling businessman. as the train sped along past the white church spires of various new england greens, the afternoon sun began falling toward the west, and the temperature began dropping as well. the hill towns of western massachusetts, of which skinnerville was one, were known for their long winters. in the year 1874, it had been no exception. it had snowed for days at the end of april with heavy storms paralyzing the countryside. and can there was still snow on the ground in patches. but for the moment in that sun-streaked car, skinner was miles from any lingering wintrywet. outside the sky was clear, the tracks were clear x he was rapidly winding down one of the most rewarding business trips he'd ever had. skinner had just been hailed as a pioneer in his field. his speech was highlighted in the papers, and his industry was considered to be one of the most exciting in american. furthermore, his store downtown was filled with activity. he'd just hired a new salesman, a strapping young man
to employees' social media accounts. governor brown says the new law protects from unwarranted invasion. a similar law goes into effect in illinois. >>> fewer americans are getting screened for cancer. researchers found the number who underwent preventative screenings in the last decade went down. the study found people were not getting screened as much for breast, cervical and prostate cancer as often as the government says you should. this may be linked to rising health insurance costs and different opinions about government guidelines. >>> researchers say an mri is often an effective way to screen for alzheimer's disease. a new study from the university of pennsylvania found the test was accurate 75% of the time in testing a patient's spinal fluid with a lumbar puncture is more accurate. the mri is noninvasive and is less expensive. a lumbar test is advisable for borderline cases. >>> apparently kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9 to 11-year- olds found children who perform acts of kindness like sharing their lunch reported increased feels of happiness. clas
. and special elections are fun. i look forward to this. we also might see scott brown again, who used to be senator for two years. >> exactly. and of course, he was just defeated, but, you know, it's not every until it's over. scott brown might values that seat as well. who knows how this is all going to play out. >> always another election. >> exciting times, candy. >> thanks so much, lisa sylvester. >>> america's debt is enormous and growing. but one man thinks he can make a dent by crushing cans. his story, ahead. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have
brown v board said after segregationist contrary to the constitution then you have a case that it arises out of little rock. little rock begins when a judge says we mean that. by the way the first year after brown what happened? the second year nothing. the third year they finally get around to doing something and the judge says put those children in the schools and so what happens? some of us can remember the governor of arkansas called on his militia to get them into the school and to keep them out. and the congressman down there who was a moderate arrange a meeting with eisenhower whose president and president eisenhower and its roof of a governor come he goes into the room, and he says let them do it, let them do it, i will integrate the school and he goes out of the room and tells the press the opposite. and he says the president dressed me down like a sergeant, like a general tour system assurgent. that's what happens. then eisenhower's is what do i have to do coming and he says to jimmy byrnes the governor from south carolina what do i do, and burns was a moderate democrat that re
in that beautiful, beautiful city. we're back here on "starting point." our team is ron brown, editorial director at "national journal." will cain from the blaze and the ghost of roland martin. do you need a note from the principal's office? somebody needs to explain to me what goes on with roland. he's never there. >> how do i get that freedom? >> the thing about roland, once he arrives, you won't know he was missing in the first place. alina chochl. >> count on me, ali velshi. good morning, a fight between world powers with agonized parents and children caught in the middle. russian president has banned u.s. families from adopting russian orphans. moscow says too many orphans have been abused by their new american parents. state department says it is willing to talk more about keeping the children safe. >>> fiscal cliff isn't the only threat to the u.s. economy. get a load of this. the container cliff. nearly 15,000 dockworkers from maryland to texas are threatening to strike, starting sunday, which could shut down more than a dozen key shipping ports and cripple commerce across the country. do
'm patti ann browne in for martha maccallum patti ann: local crews said there is only one thing that could have accused the damage. >> one thing they saw damage indicative of tornado damage. we had homes 90% destroyed. that doesn't happen with straight line winds. >> you have a lot of damage. people hurt and i went out with the skid steer. we rounded up equipment. we started opening the road for emergency vehicles and get ambulances in. it's a mess. gregg: we are live from "america's newsroom" to elizabeth prann. elizabeth? >> reporter: hi, gregg. yeah, very unusual time of year for such destructive storms. in fact damaging tornados across the southeast. strong winds as far as texas. folks were celebrating their christmas evening as storms left00 of thousands of without power at any given time. the system moved through parts of alabama, georgia, mississippi and parts of florida. the biggest city to be hit by numerous rare winter twisters as well as powerful straight line winds. forecasters say there could have been as many as 19 tornados that ripped through the area. trees and power lines
off to tina brown. she's willing to try something new, and we all hope it will succeed. >> that's tina for you. for what it's worth, another good thing, "newsweek" daily beast is one of my favorite news websites. excellent one. >> thank you. >> we read you there, as well, and will continue to do so. andy sullivan, eleanor lift, thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> "consumer reports" said this week 132 million of us are not done shopping. oh, yeah. that cease so me. 26 million have not started. 17 million say they will shop on christmas eve. nbc's michelle franzen is at the manhattan mall in midtown manhattan. we checked in last hour. any pickup in the traffic since we saw you last? you went shopping. >> reporter: definitely a pick nextel cup the traffic and i had a few of my own last-minute purchases to get to but i'm wrapping it up. i'm in good company here at the manhattan mall in new york city, exactly where the crowds are building at this hour. also all around the country. as you mentioned, 17 million people will still be shopping between now and christmas eve. that's a pretty good
're happiest ♪ ♪ smiles go with tears now for the eyes. brown or black or...sky-blue pink? [laughter] [door opens] oh! [door closes] what...what can i do for you? you are a certain caleb plummer? i am. call me jeremiah bleak. i am a certain agent of her majesty the queen. oh? you have a certain bertha plummer for a daughter, who in turn was engaged to a certain edward belton? you mean...is engaged. i am sorry, but it is my melancholy duty to inform you that a certain edward belton, late of her majesty's royal navy, is lost at sea. lord have mercy. no. no! no! his small mournful effects willed to the girl. aah! [thunder] bertha. bertha, my darling daughter, it's all a mistake, i'm certain. it could be a mistake, couldn't it? hardly. oh, no. no, no. my poor baby. my poor baby. [door opens] [wind blowing] [door closes] crocket's voice: blimey. that's a day i'd soon as not remember-- the beginning of all our troubles, for you see, the shock of that awful message, delivered the way it was, turned poor bertha...blind. oh, my baby. my poor, poor baby. crocket's voice: oh, grim times was upon us, i
alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it came right over us. >> it blew the roofs off of homes, and on this christmas day, not even a house of worship was safe. the front wall was torn off. >> look at that tornado. >> across much of the south, many spent christmas in the dark as twisters came through. >>> tornado winds in mississippi damaged homes, and two men were killed from falling trees. >> it's a mess. >> as a funnel cloud came from mobile joe michael love shot this video from his home. >> what was that? >> that's transformers. >> i'm at my son's high school it's pretty destroyed. all of the portable classrooms are gone. >> reporter: and no s
displayed a 30 brown rifle magazine on sunday showed. possession of such a clip is in violation of district of columbia colds. even if it is not attached to a gun. gregory used to the magazine as a prop durinterview with thel rifle association ceo wayne lapierre. >> a crusade against toy guns that began in 1987 is being relaunched following the shooting at sandy hooke elementary. santa monica activist jerry rubin says a personalize marital war will be sent to church and who write to him about why they do not like playing with toy guns. rubin says his anti toy gun project used to reward children who sent in their toy guns with teddy bears and exchange, was their toy guns with teddy bears and exchange, was stopped after he ran out ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. saving more, starts now. >> fruit of lovers if you are like me. all you know how to do is make reservations. we will make a prime meal. this sauce st
? the other day it was scott brown, the senator from massachusetts, who will be leaving in the new congress, but he said a deal was coming from the white house. hearing any idea what it looks like? perhaps a scaled down deal from president obama? >> yeah. i believe we need a big deal, but the more likely possibility, at this point, is it's really focused on a tax deal where they come up with some number between what speaker boehner and president obama talked about, that they address things like alternative minimum tax, and put together a deal that we either try to pass before the end of the year or get agreement to come back right after the first of the year and pass it through both houses. adam: the numbers were something like the president at one point was willing to raise his baht -- bottom line to 400,000. if that's the deal, can you guys, can the men and women in our political leadership pass something before midnight, december 31? >> well, i think so. i mean, and you're going exactly the right direction. if you take what's been put on the table, you got the senate bill, you got the ho
prosecutions. i did the same thing in ohio with senator brown in cleveland. same witnesses, ohio election officials and questions -- same questions, same answers. it's come down to this. elections in america are supposed to be a contest between candidates with voters making the ultimate judgment. instead into many state elections become a contest between voters and special interest groups like alec, which are hell-bent on limiting the right of americans to vote. look what happened during this last election. things that i think need to be changed are embarrassing to us. how can we be satisfied with our fellow citizens stand in line for seven hours to vote until 2:30 a.m.? doesn't make sense for state legislatures to reduce early voting opportunities? and the flexibility many working americans need to exercise their right to vote. how can we watch laws being passed in legislatures requiring identification which the legislators know full well that hundreds of thousands of people will never be able to obtain in time to vote? should we be to appointed by the increasing number of increasing num
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